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With its new transformer-coupled outputs and superb user interface, the VK-33SE offers both extremely dynamic, transparent renditions of musical events and the industry’s best ease-of-use versatility. The result of intense research, each of the preamplifier’s transformer-coupled outputs is encapsulated within a mu-metal shield, a design substantially superior to any capacitor in maintaining purity of signal transmission. True to its heritage, the VK-33SE uses the 6H30 SuperTube to form a high-current, low-impedance gain stage. For extra convenience, the fully balanced VK-33SE even incorporates a mix of balanced and single-ended inputs as well as outputs


Inputs: 2x XLR + 3x RCA Output Impedance: 300Ω
Outputs – Main: 1x XLR + 1x RCA Noise (unweighted): -96dB
Outputs – Tape: 1x RCA Distortion at 2V output: 0.005%
Maximum Gain: 18dB Maximum Output Signal: 30V
Global Feedback: None Absolute Polarity: Switchable
Volume Control Resolution: 0.5dB Power Consumption: 150VA
Volume Control Number of Steps: 140 Dimensions: 19″ x 5.75″ x 15.5″
Frequency Response: 2Hz to 200kHz Weight: 40lb.
Input Impedance (minimum): 100kΩ Tube Complement: 4x 6H30, 2x 6C19


The VK-33SE Preamplifier replaces the VK-32SE, mirrors the advancements in the two higher-end models, bringing a new custom transformer-coupled output stage, which also provides better performance driving low-impedance loads. The main difference, if I had to guess, is that the transformers are not ‘amorphous core.’